California prosecutors add another charge to Weinstein's case
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Prosecutors in Los Angeles are charging Harvey Weinstein with an additional sexual assault count.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Friday that one felony count of sexual battery by restraint would be added to the list of charges against the former Hollywood mega-producer.

The new charge alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted a woman at a hotel in 2010. Prosecutors say that last month, the victim "provided detectives with information confirming that the assault took place within the 10-year-statute of limitation."


Charges including four counts of sexual assault were filed against Weinstein in California as his New York trial began in January.

In February, a New York jury found Weinstein guilty on two of five counts: a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. The 68-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in prison last month, with his team vowing to appeal.

Prosecutors say the crimes in the Los Angeles case occurred over a two-day period in 2013. According to prosecutors, Weinstein raped one of the victims in a hotel after pushing his way inside her room. The next evening, he allegedly sexually assaulted another woman in a Beverly Hills hotel suite.

“We are continuing to build and strengthen our case,” Lacey said Friday. “As we gather corroborating evidence, we have reached out to other possible sexual assault victims. If we find new evidence of a previously unreported crime, as we did here, we will investigate and determine whether additional criminal charges should be filed.”

Weinstein had faced 28 years in state prison if convicted on the original charges in California. With the additional count added, he now faces a prison term of up to 29 years.